EL MONTE WALKING SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM

Hop Aboard With Us

Our school bus is not yellow. It doesn’t have four wheels. And it’s doors don’t open.

We use our feet and travel together to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, get a little exercise and have fun! 

Our designated routes allow students to safely walk to school and from school and get dropped off near their homes. Sharing the trip with other families provides adult supervision for groups of students, reassures parents that their children can get to school safely and on time, and builds community in the neighborhood. 

About the Bus

The idea for Walk with Us El Monte started in 2014, when the El Monte City School District (EMCSD) Amigos de los Rios applied for grant funding for a WSB program through the California State Active Transportation Program. The City of El Monte came in as project partner in 2016. That same year, the Project Team was awarded funding to pilot the WSB program at Durfee-Thompson Elementary School to encourage more students to walk to school, improve community health and address safety concerns for people walking. 

Our goal is to inspire and foster Walking School Bus at every school in the city.

 

 

For more information contact:
Andrew Pineda, Amigos de los Rios
andrew@amigosdelosrios.org
626-791-1611

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